Selena Gomez Makes Young Girl’s Wish Come True


ABC News

Posted on November 29, 2012 at 12:13 PM

(ABC News) -- To an outside eye, Frehley Gilmore looks like a typical 10-year-old girl.

The Menasha, Wisc., native is the catcher on her softball team, loves hanging out with her friends and has a pet guinea pig named Toby.

“She has so many good qualities,” her mom, Lisa Gilmore, told “Good Morning America.” “She’s the one friend that will give the hug when the other friends are being mean.”

Those qualities did not change last February when Frehley received a life-changing diagnosis.  After complaining of headaches and stomachaches, doctors found a tumor in her brain and diagnosed her with stage 3-4 cancer.

“She’s been totally normal since birth until last year…we had never had her in the hospital, ever,” Gilmore said.  “And then it all began, our whirlwind, our ups and downs.”

Two days after doctors found the tumor in her brain, Frehley underwent surgery to have it removed.  The surgery was a success and, now, nearly nine months later, Frehley is cancer free.

“She’s amazing,” her mom said.  “She’s just like a little rock and that’s what kept us all together.”

Like any 10-year-old girl, Frehley is a huge fan of pop superstar Selena Gomez.  So when Make-a-Wish, an organization that grants wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses, asked what her wish was, she did not hesitate in her reply.

“I wish to meet Selena Gomez ’cause she’s awesome,” she said.

Make-A-Wish, which is once again this year partnering with Macy’s for the annual “Believe” campaign to raise money and deliver kids’ letters to Santa, let Gomez know of Frehley’s wish and the star jumped at the chance to meet the young girl.

“GMA” was there to capture it all.

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